“Even death can fall in love.”
Let’s just say that I liked the premise and the idea of the story but to say that I connected with any of the characters is a bit too much.
It was a novella – it was supposed to be a quick read but I felt like I was dragging myself to finish it. I just didn’t connect with neither Avery nor Brennus, didn’t “bond” with them like I usually do with the characters I am reading about. I felt like this has potential that could have been explored more had it been a longer novel.
It was told in the third person narrative making it even harder for me to forge a connection with the characters. The writing is delightful, that I can tell. I actually own some Samantha Young books so I most definitely will not be closing any doors. 🙂
And by the way, I got this free on Amazon and I think it is still for free as of writing. Do check it out.
Avery hasn’t had it easy.
When she was ten years old her parents died in a car crash. Now nine years later her Aunt Caroline is the only family she has left. And Caroline is dying.
So when Death comes knocking (quite literally) in the form of the damaged and dangerous, Brennus, Avery makes a deal with the reaper in order to save Caroline.
Brennus is an Ankou.
One of the many, once mortal men and women, who were given the choice to become an immortal in exchange for ferrying the dead over into their afterlife.
Nine years ago Brennus took Avery’s parents and tried to take Avery, but she fought him and won. Amazed by her strength Brennus followed Avery and has watched over her.
Now he knows Avery is the one to offer him freedom from his obligation to the dead.
And he’ll stop at nothing to have her.